Before the start of the men and women’s MAAC Tournaments, seniors Michael Alvarado, George Beamon, Rhamel Brown, and Monica Roeder were voted onto the All-MAAC teams by the conference’s 11 head coaches.
Beamon, who bounced back strong from an ankle injury that sidelined him for most of last season, was unanimously selected to the All-MAAC First Team. The senior ranked third in the MAAC with 19.1 points per game, third in free throw percentage with an 85 percent mark, and tied for eighth in rebounding with 6.7 rebounds per game.
Joining Beamon on the first team were Iona’s A.J. English and Sean Armand, Quinnipiac’s Ike Azotam, and Canisius’ Billy Baron.
Brown earned a second team All-MAAC selection after ranking third in the nation with 3.79 blocks per game. The senior shot 52.8 percent from the field, good enough for second place in the MAAC, and his 2.8 offensive rebounds per game placed him fifth.
Joining Brown on the second team were Antoine Mason from Niagara, Ousmane Drame from Quinnipiac, David Laury from Iona, Chavaughn Lewis from Marist, and Daniel Stewart from Rider.
For his outstanding efforts on defense, Brown was also named Defensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive time. He joined Deng Gai as the only players in MAAC history to win three Defensive Player of the Year awards.
Although an individual award, Brown praised Head Coach Steve Masiello for his help on defense at the 2013-2014 MAAC Basketball Awards Show.
“[Masiello] instilled a defensive mindset on the team and we know it’s necessary for us to win,” he said.
Point guard Michael Alvarado was named to the All-MAAC Third Team for the second time in his four-year career. Alvarado averaged a career high 12.5 points per game, but it was his facilitating and his defense that stood out this season. His 4.2 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game placed him fourth in the MAAC in both categories.
Joining Alvarado on the third team was Marvin Dominique from St. Peter’s, Zaid Hearst from Quinnipiac, Anthony Myles from Rider, and Rob Poole from Siena.
Monica Roeder was the lone Lady Jasper to be selected to an All-MAAC team. For the second straight season, she was voted onto the All-MAAC Third Team. Roeder led the Jaspers in scoring with 12.2 points per game and was fifth in the MAAC with 1.7 steals per game.
Roeder is Manhattan’s all-time leader in three pointers made and is seventh in points scored. Roeder was just one game shy of being Manhattan’s all-time leader in games started.